NFL fans believe Tom Brady took veiled dig at Adam Schefter in surprise retirement announcement

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL fans believe Tom Brady took a shot at Adam Schefter in retirement announcement

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from football via an emotional video posted on his social media accounts. Just a year ago on the same day, Brady announced his retirement after the Buccaneers loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Just over a month later, he "unretired."

This time, however, it seems like he is done playing football. Like last year, not many saw it coming. Instead, everyone was preparing for his big free agency decision.


Here's what Tom Brady said in his retirement video:

"Good morning, guys. I'll get to the point right away. I'm retiring, for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I just press record, let you guys know first, so I won't be long-winded. I think you only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year."

He added:

"So, I really thank you, guys, so much to every single one of you for supporting me, my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors ... I could go on forever. There's too many. Thank you, guys, for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. Love you all."

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced his retirement, many fans trolled Adam Schefter for his false-alarm announcement last season. Here's how they reacted on social media:

Lmao he wasn't gonna let Schefter have this one…
Tom Brady 100% played last season just to piss off Schefter for leaking his retirement. Cost him his marriage and everything.
@JeffDarlington @AdamSchefter Brady played a whole season just to spite Schefter. Legend.
the biggest part of Brady’s retirement is that it’s a legacy cementer for Passan. he would never miss a year early on a retirement scoop then get scooped by the same guy, tough look for news boy Schefter
i believe him this time #idk…
It’s Annual Tom Brady Retirement Day…
“For good?”…
@TomBrady When you say “retire”..
@TomBrady Best to ever do it. Enjoy your retirement
@TomBrady Thanks for the memories. Pleasure to watch you play 🐐

Although this is the second time that Brady has announced his retirement, it still feels very odd that he won't continue playing. Everyone was looking forward to his next adventure on a new team. Unfortunately, it will only be off the field.

Tom Brady's retirement will change many teams' plans

Tom Brady: NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady: NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady's sudden retirement will force multiple teams that were interested in signing to change their offseason plans. The Las Vegas Raiders were rumored to be his next destination, but now they have to make a new plan quickly.

They have already announced that they will be moving away from Derek Carr. With Brady retiring, the franchise could be forced to draft a quarterback or go after the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo or Aaron Rodgers.

BREAKING: Tom Brady announces he is officially retiring.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for both Brady and the franchise that he could have played for next season.

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